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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 28, 2014, 01:13:52 AM

Quote from: ATB on February 28, 2014, 12:50:14 AM

how do you kill an 'ap' that freezes.  bf4 is bf4...and the only way ive seen to unlock it is load a different game for  a bit and then relaunch bf4...

I think from the main screen you can highlight the active app and press the button on the right of the xbox button to get a menu that includes close app.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 27, 2014, 03:41:11 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on February 27, 2014, 02:07:03 AM

Actually the most egregious twisting of the term exclusivity was from a recent interview I read with the head of the UK's Xbox division. He was talking about upcoming games for Xbox One such as Titanfall, Watch Dogs, and Destiny. He goes on to say, "The only console you can play all three of these games on is the Xbox One." Now *that's* some manipulation of a phrase.  icon_biggrin

Haha. That's definitely some impressive bullshittery.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 26, 2014, 11:27:01 PM

Quote from: Canuck on February 26, 2014, 10:04:48 PM

Quote from: msduncan on February 26, 2014, 08:59:44 PM

Still don't understand the need of people who only own the PS4 to dick wave every time someone mentions anything that could detract from-- in their mind -- the honor of the mighty PS4.

Titanfall is EXCLUSIVE on the Xbox One among consoles.
Actually it's not. It's out on the 360 as well. smile

I actually laughed.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 26, 2014, 03:49:54 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 26, 2014, 03:01:43 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 26, 2014, 01:28:34 AM

that's old news, since then microsoft has said you can't on xb1

Oh, well that sucks.

Yeah sucks big time.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 25, 2014, 06:26:26 PM
Praise jebus on the friends list stuff. That was just so bad.

I can't imagine the guys sitting there one day and going 'YUP, NAILED IT. SHIP THAT MOTHERFUCKER.'
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I've been in the hostpital - A warning on: February 25, 2014, 05:03:30 PM
Man. Hope you recover, dude.
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2014 Offseason on: February 24, 2014, 06:49:39 PM

Quote from: naednek on February 24, 2014, 05:06:21 PM

Well I was first skeptical about all the Harbaugh news.  Profootballtalk is like TMZ, they often make things up just to get readers to visit.  But now there has been confirmation from the Browns and finally Jed York.  I think this will be Harbaugh's last year as the head coach of the 49ers.  Trent Balke and Harbaugh are both alpha males and I guess they can't work together.   Harbaugh knows that if he walks and the 49ers refuse to pay him, he knows he's going to get what he wants elsewhere.  49ers need to get their head out of the sand and quickly remember what we were like 4 years ago.   

The 49ers will most likely blink first. There's no salary cap for coaches and the new stadium is a license to print money. Harbaugh knows both of these facts... they'll pay up.

As far as Balke/Harbaugh, no one gives a shit who Balke is.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: February 24, 2014, 05:26:14 PM
Oh yeah release day shipping too... forgot about that. Less useful for me now that there's digital distro, but it was a godsend for a few years. I can't actually remember the last game I bought that wasn't on Amazon Prime.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: February 24, 2014, 05:25:19 PM
Two day shipping on all Prime Eligible orders (which is pretty much everything). $3.99 upgrade per order to Overnight if you want it.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 23, 2014, 06:13:03 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 23, 2014, 05:31:48 PM

hmm,that could be quite tricky,have to piss people off and camp at the evac site and hope for the best Tongue

This is pretty much what everyone does anyway.
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Prime price hike coming? on: February 23, 2014, 04:59:40 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 22, 2014, 06:52:09 PM

Okay, so we may not have to worry on this side of the pond.   Hoping that this is the case.

I read it totally differently. I'm expecting it more now.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: February 23, 2014, 01:35:30 AM
Yeah this is gonna cause me to hook my PS3 back up just to play it.
133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sooo....Am I the Only One Here Watching the Olympics? on: February 22, 2014, 06:24:07 PM
LOL USA Hockey.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 21, 2014, 04:02:33 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on February 21, 2014, 01:13:55 PM

Well, same with my XB1 - have put in tons of hours. There shouldn't be any problem justifying the system you already own. The difficulty is in justifying two systems.

As someone who does own both systems... totally agreed.
135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Unsettling Feeling of Work Lulls [Update: Laid Off] on: February 21, 2014, 12:42:34 AM
1) You should at least ask about the bonus thing. When my former employer did severance, they did it including the bonus. Sadly I was not given that package, but it was a pretty sweet deal.

2) If you have any software or network security background, drop me a line. I'll see what's out there.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Goodbye Bioshock. Irrational is shutting down?! on: February 19, 2014, 08:17:02 PM

Quote from: kronovan on February 19, 2014, 07:51:31 PM

Quote from: gellar on February 18, 2014, 07:53:42 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 18, 2014, 07:45:21 PM

Quote from: Ridah on February 18, 2014, 07:38:44 PM

2K still owns the Bioshock IP, I don't get why people have to be laid off. Can't Ken and his 15 disciples depart and the rest of the team continue building another Bioshock game?

That was my thought as well.  Odd that they would shut the whole thing down.

Take 2 obviously doesn't think the other 185 people are worth keeping.

I don't agree with that assessment. This is a trend with many of the bigger videogame studios and publishers, and has little to do with the quality of the saff. IMO this has much more to do with the fallout from over consolidation that occurred last decade. This won't be the last time we see a company cut their losses by dumping a quality dev team.

Yeah it wasn't meant to be a judgement on the quality of the staff... it's a judgement on their relative scarcity (or lack thereof) and value in the company. They weren't needed, so off they go.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Goodbye Bioshock. Irrational is shutting down?! on: February 18, 2014, 09:43:38 PM

Quote from: Ridah on February 18, 2014, 08:56:38 PM

Quote from: gellar on February 18, 2014, 07:53:42 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 18, 2014, 07:45:21 PM

Quote from: Ridah on February 18, 2014, 07:38:44 PM

2K still owns the Bioshock IP, I don't get why people have to be laid off. Can't Ken and his 15 disciples depart and the rest of the team continue building another Bioshock game?

That was my thought as well.  Odd that they would shut the whole thing down.

Take 2 obviously doesn't think the other 185 people are worth keeping.

Or in other words, Bioshock is not a lucrative enough IP without Ken. Bioshock 2 didn't perform as well as Take Two wanted, that might be a reason to not pursue another non-Ken Bioshock.

Or they can with other development teams in the company currently. I wouldn't write off any new Bioshock games.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: House of Cards on: February 18, 2014, 07:58:59 PM
I binge watched the first season in about a week and a half and am 4 episodes into the second.

GREAT show.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 18, 2014, 07:56:54 PM
I haven't played nearly as much as Hark (probably 3-4 hrs total) but I'm still having a ton of fun. Even with the limited maps and game modes in the beta I'm just starting to get bored, which is a good sign.

I love the speed and engagement of the game. The Titans are a nice change of pace when you want to go a bit more tactical, but I love the run and gun of the gunplay. I'm also impressed that all three weapon types seem viable (haven't tried the sniper rifles) since that seems to be really fucking hard to do based on the recent COD games.

I'm looking forward to the release.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Goodbye Bioshock. Irrational is shutting down?! on: February 18, 2014, 07:53:42 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 18, 2014, 07:45:21 PM

Quote from: Ridah on February 18, 2014, 07:38:44 PM

2K still owns the Bioshock IP, I don't get why people have to be laid off. Can't Ken and his 15 disciples depart and the rest of the team continue building another Bioshock game?

That was my thought as well.  Odd that they would shut the whole thing down.

Take 2 obviously doesn't think the other 185 people are worth keeping.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 18, 2014, 04:10:06 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on February 18, 2014, 10:15:18 AM

Quote from: gellar on February 18, 2014, 02:04:49 AM

On an unrelated note, I have decided that "Xbox On" is the dumbest thing ever and now refuse to do it. It turns out turning the console on the 'old' way is actually more efficient AND works every time. Why it took me two months of owning the console to realize that probably says more about me than it does the console, however.

I've been much happier since I turned my 'quick on' setting off.  System has all sorts of memory options if you have that on.  I never had a problem with 'Xbox On' not working, but when using it games would crash sometimes.

Interesting point - I don't have that option on either (I think it says its Beta?) and don't have the issues the other guys are saying very often at all.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: February 18, 2014, 04:02:13 PM
The issue with this genre for me (cover based shooters) for me is that when they get it right, it's excellent fun. When they get it wrong, it's fucking awful. There's very little room for 'pretty good' or even 'meh not bad.'

I have hopes for this one... but we'll see.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 18, 2014, 04:24:28 AM

Quote from: The Grue on February 18, 2014, 03:28:55 AM

For me, it's because it would be so cool if it worked great.  It listens to most commands just fine, but I guess whatever low power state it is in makes it seem to not respond very well to XBox On.  It seems like it has been better for my daughter since the update, but worse for me.  If it worked every time, it would totally be better than the controller, but it doesn't.  I've not given up on it yet, though.

Yeah don't get me wrong, I really want it to be good but right now it's utter shit. I'm afraid it's going to be a while before they work it to a state where I'm willing to use it for TV watching, if ever.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 18, 2014, 02:04:49 AM
I haven't had these issues but I also am not running my satellite signal through the box. It hard locks every now and then (which is bad), but nothing that required me to do anything more than turn it off and back on.

On an unrelated note, I have decided that "Xbox On" is the dumbest thing ever and now refuse to do it. It turns out turning the console on the 'old' way is actually more efficient AND works every time. Why it took me two months of owning the console to realize that probably says more about me than it does the console, however.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How long is your average gaming session? on: February 17, 2014, 09:24:23 PM
Almost never more than an hour at a time for me.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: February 16, 2014, 06:23:14 PM
I am very much enjoying this.
147  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Comcast cable modem choice? on: February 07, 2014, 12:42:06 AM
I bought a 6120 years ago and it's been perfectly reliable. No complaints.

BTW I suggest buying one instead of leasing from Comcast. I think it saves like $5 or something on your bill and they are only $60 or so on Amazon or elsewhere.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack Reacher is coming to the big screen. on: February 07, 2014, 12:39:16 AM
I didn't enjoy this either... but I'm also not a huge fan of the books. Every time I read one I wondered why the fuck I did that (because I was on a plane and it was already on my Kindle, but thats beside the point).
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Annual Installments discussion on: February 06, 2014, 11:12:10 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on February 04, 2014, 04:29:22 PM

I think it depends on the game. Multiplayer shooters, I say an annual release is probably a good thing. Gamers get burned out, they max out level, and they're wanting to move on to the next thing.

Sports titles are obvious candidates for annual releases just to keep rosters and rule changes current.

Everything else, they need to take the time to make the best game they can. I don't need an Assassin's Creed or GTA every year. The AC series I see as one in extreme danger of suffering from the annual release schedule. While Black Flag was terrific, there was still a lot of sameness to it compared to other entries in the series. At some point you need to shake game mechanics up and I'm not sure you can properly do that under those kinds of time constraints.

The problem of course, is the same reason Hollywood churns out sequels. Even if it's not great, there are enough fans of the series that you're guaranteed at least some base level of income. You're far better off selling 500,000 copies of a new but completely derivative and boring revision of Call of Duty than you are selling 100,000 copies of an unproven IP.

Yup. Totally agree.

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 06, 2014, 11:04:34 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 06, 2014, 10:43:59 PM

Funny, look who just went to a 3 year cycle?  Call of Duty.  Treyarch is moving back to next year and Sledgehammer Games gets the call this year.

Link

It's a 3 year development cycle, but still an annual release schedule.

I like this model the best. From my perspective I absolutely want more titles faster but being in dev myself, I know that time is the biggest constraint. With different dev teams, you can still release annually but have a longer dev cycle. Best of both worlds.
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hacked at the Olympics (Or: Why the press is useless) on: February 06, 2014, 08:24:45 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 06, 2014, 04:53:39 PM

Yup, to the technologically adept, the actual news story is that you'll be subjected to targeted attacks over there. Unless your computer is filled with some rather serious security loopholes, you still need to actively do something to let the attackers in.

Targeted attacks are newsworthy enough, but the article is very misleading as it is.

Agree that the title is misleading but let me assure you, it's not that hard to get access into any device regardless of the software that's running on it (even you, Apple) if you really want to.

The only 'active' thing you need to do is be on a network that someone has already compromised.
151  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Maybe I should have stuck with 7. Windows 8.1 - can't install ANY drivers on: February 06, 2014, 05:38:19 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 06, 2014, 03:22:00 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 06, 2014, 03:18:26 PM

This seemed as good a place as any to post this after recalling Ron's struggles: Gates spends entire first day trying to install 8.1

wow, this reads like an Onion article.  to be a fly on the wall in that office. 

It's filed under Humor so I'm pretty certain it was intended to be an Onion like article.
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza 5 on: February 03, 2014, 07:36:34 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 03, 2014, 06:48:20 PM

Quote from: gellar on February 03, 2014, 06:46:24 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 03, 2014, 06:32:01 PM

Drivatar concept is fantastic.  It was such a trip in my first race to see GTers names as my opponents, and as I would have expected in a live match I was passing up people I would generally beat in live multiplayer and ended up with me and Gellar battling for 1st. 

Cool! I actually like that if possible, the game gives you both the Dravatars car and paint scheme.

That is pretty nifty.  What would make it not possible, if the player didn't have a car for a challenge's requirements or something?

That seems to be the case.

153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: February 03, 2014, 06:47:23 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 03, 2014, 06:09:41 PM

Ahhhhh, I get it now.  I went over to the store categories like you said, and when I enter the store through there the B button backs me out of the hierarchy as you'd expect it to.  So when I couldn't find my game before, it was because the Store button took me straight to the Apps store, and since I came through the 'last used' store, there was indeed no way I could get to any games. 

The Xbone UI, everyone! Where no two experiences are the same because fuck you, that's why.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza 5 on: February 03, 2014, 06:46:24 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 03, 2014, 06:32:01 PM

Drivatar concept is fantastic.  It was such a trip in my first race to see GTers names as my opponents, and as I would have expected in a live match I was passing up people I would generally beat in live multiplayer and ended up with me and Gellar battling for 1st. 

Cool! I actually like that if possible, the game gives you both the Dravatars car and paint scheme.
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Superbowl on: February 03, 2014, 06:04:55 PM
HOLY FUCKING AWESOME.
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Superbowl on: February 03, 2014, 05:58:36 AM
I can't actually fully describe my emotions when the Kings won their first championship ever, but it was awesome. I've gotta figure you're going through the same feelings now, so enjoy it. Congrats!
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2014 Offseason on: February 03, 2014, 05:57:33 AM
Iupati actually isn't a free agent until 2015.

I'd like to see Boldin and Whitner come back, but I don't see any reason to overpay for either. Rogers is gone unless he significantly restructures his contract, so the secondary is definitely the primary concern.

I don't at all mind a Kaepernick contract extension this offseason. NFL contracts aren't guaranteed and the potential savings outweigh the potential risk of him catching a case of the sucks.

Really looking forward to a hopefully fully healthy Marcus Lattimore in the backfield next season.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: February 03, 2014, 02:34:35 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 02, 2014, 06:54:30 PM

Quote from: gellar on February 02, 2014, 05:47:56 PM

So I double dipped because I spent like $12 on the PC version and want to encourage a sequel.

I have a pretty great rig nearly maxed out at 2560x1440... and subjectively, I am blown away at how good the definitive edition looks. It's perdy.

I'm losing track of who bought which system... you're playing on the PS4 version?

Yes, I'm playing Tomb Raider on the PS4.

For the record, I have both systems.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider on: February 02, 2014, 05:47:56 PM
So I double dipped because I spent like $12 on the PC version and want to encourage a sequel.

I have a pretty great rig nearly maxed out at 2560x1440... and subjectively, I am blown away at how good the definitive edition looks. It's perdy.
160  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: February 01, 2014, 05:45:42 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 01, 2014, 04:34:57 PM

Quote from: gellar on February 01, 2014, 04:24:00 PM

Quote from: Lee on February 01, 2014, 11:22:38 AM

Quote from: TiLT on February 01, 2014, 10:05:27 AM

Before we go lumping people into groups here, I'd like to make it clear that I'm not an atheist. Atheism does require a bit of faith ("there are no gods. I can't prove it, but I'm certain!"), which I'm not comfortable with. Consider me a non-believing agnostic. To me, everything points against earthly religions being right, but who's to say there isn't something out there that humanity would consider a god? Not me, at least.

This is me as well, I am not really an atheist. The problem is that if you say agnostic to a Christian they assume you could be in doubt about the Christian God, which I am not. It's easier to just say I am atheist.

Honestly it's gotten to the point where I would rather avoid the subject in person. It used to be fun to argue, now it seems people either feel I need their help, or there is a certain amount of disdain about it.

Religion is an absolute non starter discussion for me in person (and for the most part, on the internets). It's 100% pointless to discuss.

Science isn't pointless to discuss though, and that's the big thorn in this discussion, the idea that evolution or the Big Bang are both "just theories". That is religion bursting into something it doesn't understand. Attempts to challenge this intrusion are met with responses as if religion was being attacked, when what's really being attacked is faulty and misunderstood science, and words that are being used to describe something they're not designed for.

Still not worth it. The point of discussion is to have debate and understand each others viewpoints. That doesn't happen with people passionate on either side of religion. Once it comes up, it is the turd in the punchbowl.
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